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Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to Beach, 2min to Mendo, Walk to Russian Gulch

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Dreamy picnic spot on bluff a stroll away from the Ocean Trails Artists Retreat

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10+)

OCEAN TRAILS MENDOCINO ARTIST RETREAT

Get away to the glorious Mendocino coast and stay in a truly inspired dream house -- local artist Erin Dertner’s appointed getaway by the sea, receiving guests since the Spring of 2009. Boasting four bedrooms all with ocean views, 4 full baths, a large great room and a pool parlor that can become a 5th bedroom. The Retreat is spacious and non-allergenic, with mostly tile and hardwood floors. Enjoy the outdoor area with large gas grill and 2 picnic tables and a new (2015) 60 jet, 6 person, hot tub. Fenced-in area great for dogs to hang out.

Only 1.5 mi north of the village of Mendocino, yet far enough away to experience total peace and quiet. Russian Gulch State Park borders part of the house, and its a pleasant stroll on our private lane right into the park entrance (free admission for walk-ins) where you can walk along the headland trails, see a sinkhole, walk to the beach, hike to a waterfall, bike on a path through the gulch, and have glorious picnics on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the ample “cook’s kitchen”, the expansive deck and the comfortable quarters, complete with Erin’s artwork adorning every room. We're on the west/ocean side of highway 1 in a location many consider to be the most desirable for vacation homes in Mendocino, with ocean views to the south and west, from the living area and from all the bedrooms.

Perfect for 8 people, but can accommodate 2 extra people comfortably and seat 10 at the dining table; there is room to sleep more people, but please inquire as approval is needed. The master has a king bed and lavish bath with a 2 person shower and giant tub. A 2nd large room with king bed has its own bath with shower, while a queen bedded room and a bedroom with a set of twins (that can be made into a king) share a roomy bath with large shower. The living room and both king bedded rooms have ample floor space for futons while the entry/pool room has a trundle for 2, which is also connected to the 4th full bathroom. With televisions in the living room and Art Studio room, many books, board games and your own pool hall, this is a perfect spot for groups of all ages.

The vacation home is regularly monitored by the owners to maintain quality, and is professionally managed, to give guests at Ocean Trails a worry-free vacation experience.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Some whitewater views with ocean views from the living area and each bedroom...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Folding Table & chairs on hand for larger groups...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance within the US...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

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  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 26 - Jul 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$500
$3,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Holiday
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$667

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2
Jul 9 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$550

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $450
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$666
2017Winter Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$550

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325 $450
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

There is a Pet fee of $20 per pet per night---pet fee is accounted and billed separately and not included in VRBO quote since VRBO cannot account for multiple pets or nights. If 2 nights are booked in low season the rate is $900 for both nights---the rate calculated from VRBO is incorrect if the 2 nights are not both on fri and sat.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Patterson's Pub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Inn

Too many great restaurants to list. Aquatic center with water slide in nearby Fort Bragg. Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse less than 5 minutes by car. Mendocino village 2-3 minutes by car. Russian Gulch State Park 5 minute walk to entrance. Big River Beach in Mendocino, 4 minutes by car.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Hardy and Kim Hodges have been in real estate for over 15 years and continually seek hidden gems---this dream vacation home in Mendocino, appointed by well-known local artist Erin Dertner, is sure to satisfy. We have been operating vacation rentals in the NYC area for about ten years, and have experience ensuring our guests have a great, relaxing, time. Personal interests include cosmology, hiking and bicycling, and traveling the world with our two daughters. Our primary home is in Marin County (CA), across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco.

Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
Location, location, and views! Virtually 'next door' to Mendocino Village, but in a quiet and exclusive neighborhood widely considered the most desirable location for vacation renting on the north coast. The Retreat borders Russian Gulch State Park, an amazing park with trails, bluffs, beach, waterfalls, and biking---accessed by an easy stroll into park. And then the lovely ocean views...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Guest Comments: 'The bed was so comfortable that we went home and bought the same kind.' 'We leave here happy, peaceful and rested.' 'Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon.' 'Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!' 'We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork.' 'We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them 'up close and personal,' as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!'


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • Dreamy picnic spot on bluff a stroll away from the Ocean Trails Artists Retreat

    Dreamy picnic spot on bluff a stroll away from the Ocean Trails Artists Retreat

  • Entry and Setting by the Sea

    Entry and Setting by the Sea

  • Cook's Kitchen: Ample space for many helpers

    Cook's Kitchen: Ample space for many helpers

  • Great Room Overview. Lots of space for a crowd!

    Great Room Overview. Lots of space for a crowd!

  • Monet Room with mstr. bath, king bed and south ocean views

    Monet Room with mstr. bath, king bed and south ocean views

  • jacuzzi tub

    jacuzzi tub

  • Back Bath shared by Music Room and Greek Room

    Back Bath shared by Music Room and Greek Room

  • Music Room has queen bed and ocean views to south and west

    Music Room has queen bed and ocean views to south and west

  • Trundle Bed in Entry Room that can serve as 5th Bedroom

    Trundle Bed in Entry Room that can serve as 5th Bedroom

  • Back Garden Area with hot tub and large upper patio with 2 picnic tables

    Back Garden Area with hot tub and large upper patio with 2 picnic tables

  • 2 picnic tables, great for backyard BBQ

    2 picnic tables, great for backyard BBQ

  • Basic Overall Floorplan: Note new trundle in Entry, opposite pool table

    Basic Overall Floorplan: Note new trundle in Entry, opposite pool table

  • Walk to beautiful beach from the Ocean Trails Mendocino Artist Retreat.

    Walk to beautiful beach from the Ocean Trails Mendocino Artist Retreat.

  • Entry/Pool Room

    Entry/Pool Room

  • Morning Coffee on the South Facing Deck

    Morning Coffee on the South Facing Deck

  • Living room faces south and west ocean views

    Living room faces south and west ocean views

  • Monet Room Bath w/ views, dbl. sinks & shower heads & jacuzzi tub

    Monet Room Bath w/ views, dbl. sinks & shower heads & jacuzzi tub

  • Art Studio Room w/king bed, & south ocean view and east views

    Art Studio Room w/king bed, & south ocean view and east views

  • Art Studio Bathroom

    Art Studio Bathroom

  • Greek Room has a set of twins that can also be pushed together to create a king.

    Greek Room has a set of twins that can also be pushed together to create a king.

  • Entry Room Bath

    Entry Room Bath

  • Large gas BBQ for your grilling pleasure...

    Large gas BBQ for your grilling pleasure...

  • Back Garden Area from hot tub, looking west

    Back Garden Area from hot tub, looking west

  • Historic Mendocino Village just 2 minutes away!

    Historic Mendocino Village just 2 minutes away!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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